Composition Core Requirement

Composition Mission Statement

The composition core required by the Utah State Board of Regents is a two-semester sequence of courses: English 1010 and English 2010. The overarching goal of composition is to prepare students to enter the discourse communities of the university and larger society.

Students in English 1010 should produce a minimum of 4000 words of revised prose; students in English 2010 should produce a minimum of 5000 words of revised prose. Students must exit both courses with a C or better in order to receive credit.

English 1010 Outcomes


Reading

 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an individual text’s meaning and the broader conversation in which that text is taking part

  • Read a variety of textual genres and styles

 

Rhetoric

 
  • Use technologies and language appropriate to purpose and audience

 

Working with Sources

 
  • Identify connections between texts and among related ideas

  • Cite sources accurately

  • Summarize, paraphrase, and use quotations appropriately

  • Use sources appropriate to the project

 

Writing

 
  • Compose writing assignments with a clear thesis or point

  • Compose writing that is structurally and thematically coherent and unified

  • Describe complex ideas, positions, and perspectives

  • Use appropriate syntax, grammar and spelling
     


English 2010 Outcomes

Reading

  •  Describe complex ideas, positions, and perspectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an individual text’s meaning and the broader conversation in which that text is taking part

  • Read a variety of textual genres and styles

 

Rhetoric

 
  • Use technologies and language appropriate to purpose and audience

 

Working with Sources

 
  • Identify connections between texts and among related ideas

  • Cite sources accurately

  • Summarize, paraphrase, and use quotations appropriately

  • Use sources appropriate to the project

  • Use sources to make arguments

 

Writing

 
  • Compose writing assignments with a clear thesis or point

  • Compose writing that is structurally and thematically coherent and unified

  • Use appropriate syntax, grammar and spelling


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